Genre: Fiction

The Rook by Daniel O’Malley

The Rook by Daniel O’Malley

This book was a lot of fun. I don’t think that The Rook ever pretends to be a serious work of fantasy fiction.  Myfanwy Thomas has had her memory erased.  She’s doing her absolute best to pretend that HASN’T happened so nobody will noticed.  All she knows for sure is that something fishy is going on in the Checquy, and it’s why she’s in this position.  Plus that person is probably still trying to kill her, so Myfanwy 2.0 needs to figure out what’s going on, quick. The Rook has a lot of fundamental flaws.  First of all, it is LONG.  […]

Posted February 18, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

I could read The Help again and again and again and it holds up every time.  I love this book. Of course, I’ve gone the very backwards way about reading this one.  I swathe movie first… I saw the movie about five times before I listened to the audiobook back in 2016 and I’m finally picking up the hardcopy now.  At first, the dialect threw me – this book starts in Aibileen’s point-of-view, and it’s written in a stereotypical Southern dialect.  It took me a hot minute to settle into the writing, but once I did, it just flowed.  I’m not […]

Posted February 16, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
The Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker

The Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker

Happy Valentine’s Day! In the spirit of all that is romantic, I bring you a book review about a grisly viking YA. Haha, okay, not that grisly.  And there is a romantic plot line that is sort of epic and sweet.  The Half-Drowned King tells the story of Ragnvald Eysteinsson and his sister Svanheld.  The two are being raised by their greedy stepfather on the land that once belonged to their grandfather, a king.  Olaf, the stepfather, has no intention of letting Ragnvald inherit the land, so he contracts a petty king to have him murdered. When the assassin – the […]

Posted February 14, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

Traditionally, I think Roald Dahl’s books are a quirky delight.  Even if he was sort of a horrible person, his childrens books are memorable and fun.  If you look past the unfortunate things that weaseled their way in. So lets talk about Fantastic Mr. Fox.  If this is a beloved tale from your childhood, you may want to skip this review, because I’m not going to be particularly nice.  A lot of Dahl is woven in my childhood, but not this book, so it’s easier to be objective and grumpy. I’m going to give two different descriptions of the book: Description One: […]

Posted February 13, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Midnight at the Electric by Jodi Lynn Anderson

After reading Tiger Lily, I kept telling myself that I shouldn’t read this book.  I didn’t like Tiger Lily, even though most other people did… and it sort of put me off Jodi Lynn Anderson’s writing.  Still, Midnight at the Electric kept popping up.  A lot of other people were reading it… and I kept seeing that cover.  I love the cover.  So it made it to my TBR, and here we stand. Sometimes, it is good to ignore logic and go with your gut. I loved Midnight at the Electric.  This is a completely different story than Tiger Lily, showing a little more of […]

Posted February 7, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments //
Push by Sapphire

Push by Sapphire

Item #1:  It looks like this has been rebranded as Precious to match the movie title.  Lets just keep calling it Push, since that’s what Goodreads is doing. Item #2: TRIGGER WARNINGS. Trigger warnings, trigger warnings, trigger warnings. So.  Many.  Trigger warnings.  Trigger warnings for: sexual abuse domestic abuse rape molestation On top of the fact these topics are discussed, the writing is very blunt.  Sapphire doesn’t sugar coat any of it, so please take care of yourself first.  Scenes are graphic and painful. Okay. Push is an incredibly powerful book.  I didn’t love it, because it made me sick.  It hurt my very soul.  But it […]

Posted February 6, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments //